Cobb native Justin Fields finishes 3rd in Heisman Trophy voting

Cobb County native Justin Fields fell short of taking home college football’s biggest award Saturday night.

The sophomore from Cobb County finished third in the Heisman Trophy race. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow took home the Heisman Trophy at a ceremony in New York City.

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts finished second in voting. Ohio State defensive end Chase Young finished fourth. Here is how the final voting ended:

1. Burrow (2,608 points)

2. Hurts (762)

3. Fields (747)

4. Young (643)

Fields graduated from Harrison High School in 2018 and served as a backup quarterback at the University of Georgia for one season. He transferred to Ohio State and has started every game for the Buckeyes this year.

The quarterback has completed 67.5 of his passing attempts for 2,953 yards. He has thrown for 40 touchdowns and only one interception. Fields has also rushed for 10 touchdowns and 471 yards.

Fields led Ohio State to a Big Ten championship and the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff. Fields will face another quarterback from the metro area in the semifinals.

The Buckeyes will play No. 3 Clemson and Cartersville grad Trevor Lawrence on Dec. 28 in the Fiesta Bowl.

Don’t be surprised if you see both Fields and Lawrence at the Heisman ceremony next season.